This study analyzes music, moving from the personal response of the listener to the cultural and public ramifications of its performance and historical setting. Covering subjects as diverse as the eccentric genius, Glenn Gould, the influence on Wagner's music and his politics, and the formative influence that music had on Proust in "Remembrance of Things Past". The essays contained in this book originated as a series of lectures in cultural theory.
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"Not since Virgil Thomson have we had a music critic with as wide ranging a view as Edward Said. He informs us not only of a performer's veracity, but of the social climate that flavors it." -- "Studs Terkel"About the Author:
Edward Said was born in Jerusalem in 1935. In 1951 he attended a private preparatory high school in Massachusetts, America and he went on to study at Princeton University for his BA and at Yale for his MA and PhD. He became University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Said was bestowed with numerous honorary doctorates from universities around the world and twice received Columbia's Trilling Award and the Wellek Prize of the American Comparative Literature Association. He is best known for describing and critiquing 'Orientalism' and his book on the subject was published in 1978. He died in 2003.
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